Not Getting Anything Out of the Assembly

Text: Psalm 122:1 David expressed the attitude that we must have when it comes to assembling to worship the Lord – gladness. Unfortunately, many do not look forward to this – but they’ll blame others for their attitude. They will complain, become sporadic in their attendance, or quit assembling altogether. Often the excuse is this: […]

Descriptions of the Church

Text: Matthew 16:18 Looking at the metaphors used to describe the Lord’s church in the New Testament helps us understand certain things about the church. Body (Ephesians 1:22-23) Follows the direction of the head It is expected to grow (Ephesians 4:11-16) – focus here on spiritual growth (v. 13-14) Made up of all different kinds […]

The Body of Sin

Text: Isaiah 59:1-2 The body controlled by sin – Isaiah 59:3-8 Put off the body of sin – Romans 6:6 The body controlled by righteousness – Romans 6:17-18

Descriptors of God’s People

Church – Matthew 16:18; ekklesia, called out Kingdom – Matthew 16:19; under the rule of Christ Body – Ephesians 1:22-23; follows direction of the head, works together Field – 1 Corinthians 3:9; bear fruit Building – 1 Corinthians 3:9; houses something (1 Corinthians 3:16) Race – 1 Peter 2:9; common ancestry/heritage Priesthood – 1 Peter […]